Microsoft manager: Windows 7 development going according to schedule
Microsoft has said the successor to Windows Vista is on track, and will be released on time. Bill Veghte, Senior Vice President at Microsoft since mid February and responsible for Microsoft's operating system, has assured analysts that the development of Windows 7 is well within the set schedule. However, according to US media reports of a recent Redmond conference, he didn't want to give an exact release date. The reports state that Veghte estimates to release the operating system will be released within three years of its predecessor. Vista was released in January 2007, so Windows 7 could hit the shelves as early as 2010, as already announced by Microsoft a year ago.
Microsoft is still attempting to persuade people to migrate to Vista, and has resorted to novel tactics to do so. CNET News.com reports that in San Francisco, Windows XP users who expressed reservations towards Vista were presented with an allegedly new operating system called "Mojave". The report claims that the large majority of users were impressed and continues that users' reactions were captured on video. Users were subsequently informed that they just made the acquaintance of Vista. It remains to be seen whether and, if so, how Microsoft will present this trial to the public for promotional purposes.